Dr Birge Yildirim Okta

Liverpool School of Art and Design




Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, PhD, Landscape Architecture
Harvard University, United States, Special Student, GSD
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, MSc, History of Architecture
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, Architect, Architecture

Academic appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Art and Design, Kadir Has University, 2019 - 2022
Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, 2015 - 2017
Research Assistant, Landscape Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, 2005 - 2014

Postgraduate training

Public space and niche theory, United States, Columbia University, ? - present


GEMSS 2019 Young Architect of the Year, The Circle, https://thecircle-o.com/gemss-19-en. 2022

Epidemics and Health Workers Memorial Place Competition, First Prize, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, https://www.arkitera.com/proje/1-odul-salginlar-ve-saglik-emekcilerini-anma-mekani-tasarim-yarismasi/. 2021

International Competition for Commemorating Mimar Sinan in Uskudar, OKTAA STUDIO, First Prize, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, https://konkur.istanbul/mimarsinan/. 2021

Meles Stream as an Urban and Ecological Backbone Urban Design Project Competition, Izmir metropolitan municipality, https://melesyarisma.izmir.bel.tr/. 2020

Istanbul Yours: Golden Horn Coast Urban Design Competition, OKTAA Studio, Third Prize, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, https://www.arkitera.com/proje/3-odul-3-bolge-istanbul-senin-halic-kiyilari-tasarim-yarismasi/. 2020

The Ecological Design Competition for the Marine Turtle Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre at Iztuzu Beach, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change. 2019

Bandırma Onyedi Eylul Unversity Urban Design Competition. 2017

Sivas Halys River Urban Design, Landscape and Architecture Project Competition, Honourable Mention, Sivas Municipality. 2016

Van Ipekyolu Municipality Architectural Design Competition, Second Mention. 2016

S.O.S. Istanbul Competition, first prize, IstanbulSMD. 2006

Dicle Valley Urban Design, Planning, Architecture and Landscape Design Project, Jury Special Prize. 2006

Knauf Fair Stand Design, Honourable mention, KNAUF. 2005

Celebration of the Cities International Competition, UIA. 2004